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General visitor 2011

  1. 1. GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011) This form is for use outside the UK only. This form is provided free of charge. READ THIS FIRSTThis form must be completed in English. You may use blue or black ink.Please follow the guidance notes carefully and complete all questions as indicated. If you run out of space, please usePart 9 – Additional Information.The UK Border Agency may take a decision on your application based on the information contained here without interviewingyou. Therefore please ensure you submit all relevant original documents (please see supporting documents guidance).It is better to explain why you do not have a document than to submit a false document. Your application will be automaticallyrefused and you may be banned from coming to the UK for 10 years if you use a false document, lie or withhold relevantinformation. You may also be banned if you have breached immigration laws in the UK. If you are visiting the UK as a tourist or to visit friends you should complete this form. If the main reason you are applying to come to the UK is as: a tourist or to visit friends you must complete VAF1A; a family visitor you must complete VAF1B; a business visitor/prospective entrepreneur you must complete VAF1C; a student visitor, you must complete VAF1D; an academic visitor, you must complete VAF1E; to get married or register for marriage/civil partnership, you must complete VAF1F; if you are a visitor in transit, you must complete VAF1H; a sports visitor, you must complete VAF1J; an entertainment visitor, you must complete VAF1K. If you are visiting the UK for any other reason then please complete VAF1A.Which type of Visitor Visa are you applying for? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Tourist Visit friend(s) Other (please specify) >How long do you want your visa to be valid for? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box6 months 1 year 2 years 5 years 10 yearsWhat is the main purpose of your visit to the UK? > >>>>>>>> How long do you intend to stay in the UK?Travel DatesOn which date do you wish to travel to the UK? >>>>>>>>>>> On which date will you leave the UK? D D M M Y Y Y Y D D M M Y Y Y Y Part 1 About You Read Guidance, Part 11.1 Given name(s) (as shown in your passport) >>>>>>>>>>>>> 1.2 Family name (as shown in your passport)1.3 Other names (including any other names you are known >>>> 1.4 Sex Put a cross (x) in the relevant boxby and/or any other names that you have been known by) Male Female1.5 Marital status? Single Married/ Civil Partner Unmarried Partner Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Divorced/Dissolved Partnership Separated Widowed/Surviving Civil Partner 1.6 Date of Birth >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1.7 Place of Birth D D M M Y Y Y Y1.8 Country of Birth > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 1.9 Nationality1.10 Do you hold, or have you ever held, any other nationality or nationalities? Put a cross (x) in the relevant boxYes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details >>>>>>>>>>>>>> 01 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  2. 2. Part 2 Passport Information Read Guidance, Part 2 Enter details of the passport or travel document that you will use to travel to the UK.2.1 Current passport or travel document number > >>>>>>>>> 2.2 Place of Issue2.3 Issuing Authority >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2.4 Date of Issue D D M M Y Y Y Y2.5 Date of Expiry >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 2.6 Is this your first passport? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box D D M M Y Y Y Y Yes No If ‘Yes’ go to Part 32.7 Please give details of any previous passports, covering the last 10 years, including where these passports are now. Part 3 Your Contact Details Read Guidance, Part 33.1 Your full residential address and postal code >>>>>>>>>>> 3.2 How long have you lived at this address? 3.3 Home (landline) telephone number 3.4 Your mobile telephone number3.5 Email address >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 3.6 Contact details if different from those given in question 3.1 Part 4 Your Family Read Guidance, Part 44.1 Father’s given name(s) >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 4.2 Father’s family name4.3 Father’s date of birth >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 4.4 Father’s place and country of birth D D M M Y Y Y Y4.5 Father’s nationality/nationalities >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 4.6 Mother’s given name(s)4.7 Mother’s family name > >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 4.8 Mother’s date of birth D D M M Y Y Y Y4.9 Mother’s nationality/nationalities> >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 4.10 Mother’s place and country of birth4.11 Full name of spouse/partner (If single go to 4.16)>>>>>>>> 4.12 Spouse/partner’s nationality/nationalities4.13 Spouse/partner’s date of birth >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> D D M M Y Y Y Y 02 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  3. 3. 4.14 Does your spouse/partner currently live with you at the >>>> 4.15 Will your spouse/partner be travelling with you?address given in Question 3.1? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Put a cross (x) in the relevant box If ‘No’, please provide full details of where yourYes No Yes No spouse currently lives. 4.16 Do you have any children? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Yes No If ‘No’, please go to question 4.204.17 Please provide full details for each of your > >>>>>>>>>> 4.18 Do all your children currently live with you at the addressdependant children given in Question 3.1? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Name Date of Birth If ‘No’, please provide full details of where your Yes No children currently live.4.19 Please list any of your children who will be travelling>>>>> 4.20 Will any other children be travelling with you?with you to the UK? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Yes If ‘Yes’ go to 4.21 No If ‘No’ go to Part 5.4.21 If yes please provide full details about the child/children Full Name, Date of Birth, Passport Number, Address, Place of Birth, Nationality, Your Relationship to Child, Your Relationship to their Parents Please note: If a child is travelling without their parents, he/she should present written notification from the child’s parent or legal guardian that they consent to the child’s visit. Part 5 Finances and Employment Read Guidance, Part 5 TO BE COMPLETED BY ALL APPLICANTS - Dependent children should enter parents’ details.5.1 What are your current personal circumstances? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Employed full time, please go to 5.2 Retired, please go to 5.9 Employed part-time, please go to 5.2 Supported by spouse / partner / other family member, please give full details in the box, including their relationship to you; then go to 5.9 Self-employed, please go to 5.2 Other, please give details, then go to 5.2 Unemployed, please go to 5.9 Student, please give details of the course and institution you attend in the box provided; then go to 5.2 Employment5.2 What is your present work or job or occupation? >>>>>>If you are a student and you also work, please give details ofyour work. If you are a student and you do not also work, pleasego to 5.9.5.3 What is the name of the company or organisation you >>work for?5.4 When did you start this job? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> D D M M Y Y Y Y 03 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  4. 4. 5.5 What is your work address? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 5.6 What are your employer’s telephone numbers? 5.7 What is your employer’s email address?5.8 Please give details of any additional job(s) or occupation(s) you have5.9 Have you ever worked for any organisation of a type (state or non-state) listed below? Put a cross (x) in the relevant boxArmed forces (including national service) Yes No Media Yes NoGovernment (central or local) Yes No Public or civil administration Yes No Security (including police and privateJudiciary Yes No Yes No security companies)If you have ticked ‘yes’ to any of the above, please provide details for every organisation that you have worked for that is of a type in thelist. Include name of organisation, job title or rank and dates (year to year). Please enter details in Part 9, further information. Income and Expenditure5.10 What is your total monthly income from all sources >>>of employment or occupation after tax?5.11 Do you receive income from any other sources,including friends or family? Put a cross (x) in the relevant boxYes No If ‘Yes’ please provide full details >>>>>>>>>>>>5.12 Do you have savings, property or other income (for examplefrom stocks and shares)? Put a cross (x) in the relevant boxYes No If ‘Yes’ please provide full details >>>>>>>>>>>>5.13 How much of your total monthly income is given to>>>>your family members and other dependants?5.14 How much do you spend each month on living costs? >5.15 What money is available to you for your trip?>>>>>>>>>5.16 Who will pay for your travel to the UK? >>>>>>>>>>>>>5.17 Who will pay for your expenses such as >>>>>>>>>>>>>accommodation and food?5.18 If someone other than yourself is paying for all or >>>>any part of this visit, how much money will they give you?Please also explain why they are paying for all or part of your visit5.19 What is the cost to you personally of your stay in >>>>>>the UK? Part 6 Previous Applications And Travel History Read Guidance, Part 66.1 Have you travelled to the UK in the last 10 years? If ‘Yes’ please provide details of any Yes NoPut a cross (x) in the relevant box trips to the UK Date Destination Purpose Duration 04 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  5. 5. 6.2 Have you travelled outside your country of residence, Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details of these tripsexcluding to the UK, in the last 10 years?Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Destination Purpose Duration6.3 Have you ever been refused a visa for any country, Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide full detailsincluding the UK? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Country Reason Reference number (for UK)6.4 Have you been granted any UK visas in the last 10 years? Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide detailsPut a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Purpose Duration Reference number6.5 Have you been refused entry on arrival to the UK in the Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide detailslast 10 years? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Reason Reference number6.6 Have you ever been deported, removed or otherwise Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide detailsrequired to leave any country, including the UK in the last10 years? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Country Reason Reference number (for UK)6.7 Have you made an application to the Home Office to Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide detailsremain in the UK in the last 10 years?Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Reason for Application Granted/Refused If refused give reason Reference number6.8 Do you have a UK National Insurance number? Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide detailsPut a cross (x) in the relevant boxNational Insurance number Reason for getting a National Insurance number6.9 Do you have any criminal convictions in any country Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details(including traffic offences)? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Country Offence Sentence6.10 Have you ever been charged in any country with a Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide detailscriminal offence for which you have not yet been tried in court(including traffic offences)? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Date Country Offence 05 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  6. 6. 6.11 In times of either peace or war have you ever been >>> Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details in Part 9,involved in, or suspected of involvement in, war crimes, crimes Additional Informationagainst humanity or genocide? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box6.12 Have you ever been involved in, supported, or >>>>>>> Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details in Part 9,encouraged terrorist activities in any country? Have you, ever Additional Informationbeen a member of, or given support to an organisation that hasbeen concerned in terrorism? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box6.13 Have you ever, by any means or medium, expressed >> Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details in Part 9,views that justify or glorify terrorist violence or that may Additional Informationencourage others to terrorist acts or other serious criminalacts? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box6.14 Have you engaged in any other activities that might >>> Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details in Part 9,indicate that you may not be considered a person of good Additional Informationcharacter? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Part 7 Travellers under the age of 18 Read Guidance, Part 7 ONLY TO BE COMPLETED BY APPLICANTS UNDER 18 (or parent/guardian on behalf of applicant)7.1 Please provide full details about your parent(s)/guardian(s) in your home country Name Address Telephone Number Email Address Relationship7.2 Will you be travelling to the UK alone? >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes No If ‘No’ please complete 7.3. If ‘Yes’ pleasePut a cross (x) in the relevant box go to 7.47.3 If accompanied, please provide full details of up to two adults who will accompany you, including their passport numbers andyour exact relationship to them 1) 2)7.4 Is the address you will be staying at a private address? > Yes No If ‘No’ go to Part 8Put a cross (x) in the relevant box7.5 Please provide full details about the person you >>>>>>> 7.6 If the person named in 7.5 is not a British Citizen orwill be staying with European Economic Area Citizen, please give details about Name Address Nationality Relationship what permission they have to be in the UK 7.7 How long will you stay with this person? Please note: If a child is travelling without their parents, he/she should present written notification from the child’s parent or legal guardian that they consent to the child’s visit. 06 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  7. 7. Part 8 Your Visit Read Guidance, at the end of this form8.1 If you are not a national of the country in which you are >>>applying, what permission do you have to stay in that country?8.2 Are you travelling with anyone? >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 8.3 Do they already have a visa for the UK?Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Put a cross (x) in the relevant box If ‘Yes’ please provide details of the people you areYes No Yes No They don’t need one travelling with. If ‘No’, go to question 8.4 Full Name Date of Birth Nationality 8.4 What will you do in the UK? 8.5 Do you intend to work in the UK Yes No Put a cross (x) in the relevant box 8.6 Do you intend to study in the UK? Yes No Put a cross (x) in the relevant box8.7 Where will you stay in the UK?8.8 Do you have any friends or family in the UK? (Definition of Yes No If ‘Yes’ please provide details‘family member’ can be found in the guidance notes)Put a cross (x) in the relevant box Full name Nationality Address Telephone Number Exact Relationship REMINDER: If the main purpose of your trip is to visit family (as defined in the Guidance) then you should have completed VAF1B8.9 Do you intend to visit any of these family members? >>>> Yes No Part 9 Additional Information Read Guidance, Part 99.1 Is there any other information you wish to be considered as part of your application? If you run out of space please use additional sheets of paper to provide us with all the relevant information required as part of your application. 07 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  8. 8. 9.2 Have you ever received medical treatment in the UK? >> Yes No If ‘Yes’ go to question 9.3Put a cross (x) in the relevant box9.3 Did you have to pay for the treatment? >>>>>>>>>>>>>> Yes NoPut a cross (x) in the relevant box9.4 Where did you receive the treatment?Address: >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> Name of hospital/clinic/Doctor’s surgery: Telephone number: Part 10 Declaration I hereby apply for a transfer of a visa/entry clearance to the United Kingdom. The information I have given is complete and true to the best of my knowledge. I also declare that the photograph submitted with this form is a true likeness of me. I confirm that if, before this application is decided, there is a material change in my circumstances or new information relevant to this application becomes available, I will inform the United Kingdom Diplomatic Mission handling my application. I am aware that it is an offence under the Immigration Act 1971 (as amended) to make a statement which I know to be false, or not believe to be true, in order to obtain a visa/entry clearance to the UK. I am also aware that my application will be automatically refused and I may be banned from going to the UK for 10 years if I use a false document, lie or withhold relevant information. I may also be banned if I have breached immigration laws in the UK. I am further aware that should I use a false document, lie or withhold relevant information my details may be passed to law enforcement agencies. I declare that the documents that I have supplied with this application are genuine and the statements I have made with this application are truthful. I understand that UK Border Agency (or a trusted third party) may make reasonable checks to confirm the accuracy and authenticity of evidence I have provided and documents I have submitted with this application. I further understand that UK Border Agency (or a trusted third party) may also make reasonable checks on any sponsors to my application to verify statements contained in the application and establish that I will comply or have complied with the terms of any visa granted. I understand that I may be required to provide a record of my fingerprints and a photograph of my face (“biometric data”) as part of my application. If I refuse to do so, my application may be treated as invalid and, if so, will not be considered further. (See Statutory Instrument 2006 No 1743 - The Immigration (Provision of Physical Data) Regulations 2006, Regulation 7(1)). I understand that UK entry clearance applications may be handled by British Missions in other locations, including outside the country in which I have applied for entry clearance and that this may involve the transferring of my application and supporting documents to and from another Mission. I understand that the UK Border Agency will be responsible for transferring my application and supporting documents safely. I understand in these circumstances my application will still be handled in line with UK Border Agency published customer service standards. I am aware that I may be billed for any medical treatment undertaken in the UK and that I do not have recourse to public funds during my stay in the UK. I understand that all information provided by me will be processed by the UK Border Agency in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I am aware that the UK Border Agency is the data controller in relation to the information provided by me in this application form. I am aware that the information I provide, including biometric data, will be treated in confidence, but it may be disclosed to other government departments, agencies, local authorities, foreign governments, and other bodies, to enable the UK Border Agency or those bodies to perform their functions. Any disclosures will be in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. I also understand that the information provided by me may also be used for staff training purposes. I also understand that the information provided by me, or information made available to UK Border Agency during the processing of my application, may be shared with my sponsor(s) or any person(s) acting on their behalf or any applicant linked to my application (for example to my spouse / partner if we apply for visas for a trip together) for the sole purpose of considering my application. I am aware that if there is any information I do not want you to disclose to them I will tell you by enclosing a letter with my supporting documentation. If such requests prevent you from making legitimate inquiries, my application may be refused. I understand that my details may in certain circumstances be passed to fraud prevention agencies to prevent and detect fraud and money laundering. I also understand that such agencies may provide the UK Border Agency with information about me. Further details explaining when information may be passed to or from fraud prevention agencies and how that information may be used can be obtained from the UK Border Agency website. I declare that the information given on this form is correct to the best of my knowledge and belief. I also consent to the processing of information provided by me by the UK Border Agency. Applicant’s signature Date D D M M Y Y Y YHave you used an agent or representative to complete thisapplication? Put a cross (x) in the relevant box If ‘Yes’ please give details of >>>>>>>>>>>>>Yes No agent/representative’s name and addressWhat language did you communicate in with the >>>>>>>>>>agent/representative to complete the form? 08 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  9. 9. Part 11 Supporting DocumentsPlease ensure you submit all the relevant original documents that you want the Entry Clearance Officer to see when consideringyour application. The UK Immigration Rules make it clear that it is your responsibility to satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer that youare genuinely seeking entry to the UK for the purpose and duration that you have stated. Submission of particular documents doesnot guarantee that your visa will be issued. It is your decision how you satisfy the Entry Clearance Officer that your intentions areas you state in your application. It is your choice which documents you submit. Further guidance on supporting documents canbe found on the UKBA web pages. Your photograph must be: • Colour • Passport style and size (45mm high x 35mm wide) • A recent and true likeness, showing full face, with no hat, helmet or sunglasses, although you can wear everyday glasses • Original - that is not digitally or optically altered (for example it must not be ‘photoshopped’ or ‘touched-up’) • Taken against an off-white, cream or light grey background so that your features are clearly distinguishable against the background • Printed on low-gloss, plain-white photo-quality paper (with no watermarks or embossing) Photographs that do not conform to these standards will be rejected and may cause a delay in processing your application. Advisory: To know your Customs obligations when travelling to the UK, please consult Notice 1, found at www.hmrc.gov.uk. 09 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)
  10. 10. Guidance for Part 8: Your Trip8.1 If you are not a national of the country in which you are (a) the applicant’s spouse, father, mother, son, daughter,applying, what permission do you have to stay in that country? grandfather, grandmother, grandson, granddaughter, brother,Please provide evidence of your immigration status if you are not sister, uncle, aunt, nephew, niece or first cousin; (NB: “firsta national in the country where you are applying, e.g. a residence cousin” means, in relation to a person, the son or daughter ofpermit, visa, green card. his uncle or aunt);8.2 Are you travelling with anyone? (b) the father, mother, brother or sister of the applicant’s spouse;Answer Yes/No. If ‘Yes’ please provide the full name, date of birth (c) the spouse of the applicant’s son or daughter;and nationality of the people you are travelling with. If you are (d) the applicant’s stepfather, stepmother, stepson, stepdaughter,travelling in a large group please just give the details of the group stepbrother or stepsister; orleader. (e) a person with whom the applicant has lived as a member of an8.3 Do they already have a visa for the UK? unmarried couple for at least two of the three years before theAnswer Yes/No/They don’t need one. day on which his application for entry clearance was made.8.4 What will you do in the UK?If you have a planned itinerary please submit a copy of this with your In addition:application. • Children adopted under an adoption order recognised in UK8.5 Do you intend to work in the UK? law are treated as if they are the natural children of the adoptiveAnswer Yes/No. This includes voluntary work. If ‘Yes’ you are filling parents; and,out the wrong form. Please refer to your local visa application • The Immigration Appeals (Family Visitor) Regulations 2003centre guidance to check which visa you should apply for. Further pre-date The Civil Partnership Act (2004). Civil partners areguidance and information can also be found on the UK Border considered “a member of the applicant’s family” in the same wayAgency website: www.ukvisas.gov.uk as a spouse for the purposes of the Family Visitor Regulations8.6 Do you intend to study in the UK?Answer Yes/No. If ‘Yes’ you are filling out the wrong form. Please Reminder:refer to your local visa application centre guidance to check which If the main purpose of your visit is to visit family (as definedvisa you should apply for. Further guidance and information can also above) then you should have completed VAF 1Bbe found on the UK Border Agency website: www.ukvisas.gov.uk8.7 Where will you stay in the UK? 8.9 Do you intend to visit any of these family members?Please provide the full address, telephone number and email Answer Yes/No.address of all the places where you will be staying during your visit,including hotels.8.8 Do you have any friends or family in the UK?Answer Yes/No. If ‘Yes’, please provide the full name, nationality,address, telephone number, their permission to stay in the UK andexplain how they are related to you e.g. “My mother’s brother’s son”Definition of a family memberA “member of the applicant’s family” is any of the following persons 10 GENERAL VISITOR (VAF1A OCT 2011)

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